The Santa Barbara Long Course Triathlon, a rite of passage for many local triathletes these past 28+ years. A step between an Olympic distance triathlon and a half Ironman distance tri, with distances of 1 mile, 34 miles, and 10 miles, on a hilly course, it is not to be taken lightly. Prior to 1990 the race was some years a half Ironman distance but after a one year absence a group of locals got together and resurrected the race in ’90 for one year at Leadbetter Beach, moving it the following year to East Beach, where it has been there ever since. The race course remains now as it has then, with a few minor changes to the bike and run courses for the sake of safety.

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